Contemporary Realism ~ Alla Prima Paintings ~
Alla prima is a direct, expressive painting process, completed in one session, wet-on-wet.
Interesting hearing the parental suggestions.
Nice work Natalie!
As difficult as it is to let them make those mistakes, it's important for their growth into adulthood! This series is really great and am looking forward to reading about your growth through this process. Especially the experimental journey. Thanks for the blog and for sharing your work.
Hi Amy, I agree. Ellie is an very intelligent young woman and has a lot of insight into people. The experimental journey is probably the hardest part of this series. I try to have goals for the paintings and plan for my process, and keep in mind the principles of painting and the works of master painters. I am trying to do one thing in each portrait that is different than what I might usually do, in order to encourage myself to experiment. Different materials, try a different procedure, set things up differently. My husband wisely suggested that I leave room for unexpected things to reveal themselves. Of course! I love that thought!